Jimmy O'Bryant, Vol. 2 & Vance Dixon (1923-1931): Hot Clarinet

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The second of two Jimmy O'Bryant CDs released by the Austrian RST label features the early and long-obscure clarinetist who sometimes sounded a bit like Johnny Dodds on the last nine recordings made by his ironically titled Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Wonders. These trio performances feature O'Bryant, pianist Jimmy Blythe, and either Jasper Taylor or W.E. Buddy Burton on washboard; Burton plays effective banjo on "Sugar Babe," and other highlights include "Milenberg Joys," "My Man Rocks Me," and "Shake That Thing." The latter half of this set has recordings by clarinetist and altoist Vance Dixon who makes O'Bryant seem famous in comparison with Deppe's Seranaders in 1923 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The second of two Jimmy O'Bryant CDs released by the Austrian RST label features the early and long-obscure clarinetist who sometimes sounded a bit like Johnny Dodds on the last nine recordings made by his ironically titled Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Wonders. These trio performances feature O'Bryant, pianist Jimmy Blythe, and either Jasper Taylor or W.E. Buddy Burton on washboard; Burton plays effective banjo on "Sugar Babe," and other highlights include "Milenberg Joys," "My Man Rocks Me," and "Shake That Thing." The latter half of this set has recordings by clarinetist and altoist Vance Dixon who makes O'Bryant seem famous in comparison with Deppe's Seranaders in 1923 "Congaine" also features pianist Earl Hines, in duos and trios from 1926-27, backing blues singer Hattie McDaniels the future actress on two numbers in 1929, and O'Bryant leading his own group on four novelties from 1931 including "Laughing Stomp". Although not as essential as the more significant 1920s recordings, this CD along with Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Band, Vol. 1 is certainly worth exploring by fans of the era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2000
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298151923
  • Catalog Number: 1519

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down to the Bricks (2:59)
  2. 2 I Found a Good Man After All (2:52)
  3. 3 Milenberg Joys (2:47)
  4. 4 Sugar Babe (2:29)
  5. 5 Thirty-Eight & Two (2:46)
  6. 6 Please Don't Break 'Em Down (2:39)
  7. 7 Chicago Skiffle (2:42)
  8. 8 My Man Rocks Me (2:59)
  9. 9 Shake That Thing (2:32)
  10. 10 Congaine - Vance Dixon (2:33)
  11. 11 K.D. Blues - Vance Dixon (2:36)
  12. 12 Headache Blues - Vance Dixon (2:40)
  13. 13 Tiger Rag - Vance Dixon (2:39)
  14. 14 D a D Blues (S.O.B. Blues) - Vance Dixon (2:49)
  15. 15 Crazy Quilt - Vance Dixon (2:47)
  16. 16 My Man Just Won't Don't - Vance Dixon (2:33)
  17. 17 Sweet Patunia - Vance Dixon (2:48)
  18. 18 That New Love Maker of Mine - Vance Dixon (2:27)
  19. 19 Any Kind of Man Would Be Better Than You - Vance Dixon (2:55)
  20. 20 Hot Peanuts - Vance Dixon (3:09)
  21. 21 Pete, the Dealer in Meat (Meat Man Pete) - Vance Dixon (3:05)
  22. 22 Laughing Stomp - Vance Dixon (3:19)
  23. 23 Who Stole the Lock? - Vance Dixon (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy O'Bryant Primary Artist, Clarinet
Earl Hines Piano
Jimmy Blythe Piano
Harry Jackson Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Dixon Banjo
Hattie McDaniel Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Papa Too Sweet Vocals
Jasper Taylor Washboard Bass
W.E. Burton Banjo, Washboard Bass
Alec Channey Piano
Vance Dixon Clarinet
Harry Williams Drums
Vance Dixon & His Pencils Vocals
Lois Deppe Vocals
Technical Credits
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Johnny Parth Producer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Joe Watts Contributor
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
K.H. Rosenzopf Art Direction
Rudolf Staeger Executive Producer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Dixon's Jazz Maniacs Contributor
Ross Wilby Liner Notes
Dixon's Jazz Duo Contributor
Jimmie O'Bryant's Famous Original Washboard Band Contributor
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